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Chamber Connection

The Sulphur Springs Hopkins County EDC and the Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce would like to thank everyone for attending the Economic Outlook Conference at the Hopkins County Regional Civic Center on Wednesday. The conference was a huge success with special thanks to our Gold Sponsors: Alliance Bank, City National Bank, Farmers Electric Co-op and Ocean Spray.

I’m excited to let you know that we have begun work on the 2020 Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Directory. We distribute over 7,000 of these directories to visitors, relocation hopefuls and even hometown heroes who are interested in learning more about our local businesses. They include historical information as well all things to the see and do in Hopkins County.

The best part is, they include an alphabetical and categorical listing of your business. LeeAnn Peugh, with Echo Publishing, will be contacting you in the next few weeks to see if you are interested in placing an ad in the directory. The rates are affordable, and one of the best ways to represent your business. I hope you will consider this a wise investment with over 7,000 opportunities for business exposure. You may also contact the Chamber, and I will pass your information along to her. I’m proud to produce this book telling all about the place we love. I hope you will join me in the journey!

EMS HOSTS TREE DECORATING CONTEST

Hopkins County EMS is hosting their annual Christmas Tree decorating contest on Friday, Dec. 6 on Celebration Plaza. For rules and additional information, visit EMS on Facebook at Hopkins County EMS.

LION’S CLUB CHRISTMAS PARADE FRIDAY

The Lion’s Club is hosting the 12th annual Christmas Parade Friday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. The parade begins at Buford Park and goes east on Houston Street to the square, turns onto Church Street and through downtown Sulphur Springs to end on Gilmer Street at Tapp Funeral Home and The ROC. (Watch the Lion’s Club Facebook page for possible route changes due to construction on Connally Street.) You may pick up registration forms and rules at the Chamber of Commerce. Registration forms must be received by noon on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

CASA HOSTS ANNUAL COOKIE WALK

CASA is hosting their annual Cookie Walk on Friday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon at First United Methodist Church Family Life Center. Cookies are sold for $5 a pound. Go by there and load up on Christmas cookies while supporting our local CASA!

HERITAGE PARK HOSTS

CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK

The Hopkins County Historical Society presents Christmas in the Park on Saturday, Dec. 7, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Visit with Santa, see the light displays, listen to live music, enjoy hot cocoa, old-fashioned cider, coffee and cookies, and begin your Christmas shopping in the Country Store.

SANTA CAUSE 5K

Nations Lending is hosting a Santa Cause 5K Without the Sleigh benefitting the Reed-Cavanaugh families at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at Pizza Inn, 1320 Mockingbird Lane in Sulphur Springs. For additional information, contact Nations Lending at 202 Church St. in Sulphur Springs.

CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS

CHRISTMAS CONCERT

North East Texas Choral Society presents Hearts Come Home for Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. in the Sulphur Springs High School Auditorium. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger. You may purchase tickets online at www.singerscount.org.

SISTER BABYZ HOSTS A

NNUAL FASHION SHOW

Sister Babyz will host their annual Fashion Show on Friday, Dec. 13 at BackStory Brewery, 211 Magnolia St. in Sulphur Springs. Happy Hour begins at 6 p.m., Fashion Show begins at 7 p.m., and shopping the show begins at 8 p.m. All proceeds benefit local charities. Tickets are available for purchase at Sister Babyz, 135 Gilmer St. in Sulphur Springs, or at www.sisterbabyz.com.

MAIN STREET THEATER

PRESENTS 'A CHRISTMAS CAROL'

The Main Street Theater Community Players Presents A Christmas Carol. Performances will be Thursday, Dec. 12 and Friday, Dec. 13 from 7 to 9 p.m.; Friday, Dec. 14 from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 7 to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m. Online reservations can be made at www.communityplayersinc.com or by calling 903-885-0107. Main Street Theater is at 225 Main St. in Sulphur Springs.

CHAFFER’S PLACE PRESENTS

MONTHLY CONCERT

Chaffer’s Place, 410 Main St. in Sulphur Springs, is hosting a live concert featuring music from the soundtrack of The Preacher’s Wife. The concert will be held Thursday, Dec. 19, and doors will open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. This includes dinner and a show! For more information call 470-848-2246 or visit www.ckproductions.info. Chaffer’s Place also offers live music every Friday and Saturday night.